Michael Moran

Michael Moran

  • B.S., St. Joseph’s University
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Courses taught:

  • CHE 103 General Chemistry I: 3 Credits
  • CHE 104 General Chemistry II: 3 Credits
  • CHE 411 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry: 3 Credits

Research Interests:

Inorganic chemistry.


Research Summary:

Synthesis of synthetic metals; low-temperature intercalation of graphite and polymeric sulfurnitride by alkali metals; 17 electron cobalt complexes as potassium carriers for intercalation.



Study Guide for Kotz, Treichel, and Townsend’s Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity, 8th Ed, , Michael J. Moran and John R. Townsend, Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning, ISBN-13: 978-1-111-42699-6, ISBN-10:  1-111-42699-6


Selected Research Publications

  1. Barth R and Moran M. 2014. Improved Method for Determining the Heat Capacity of Metals. J. Chem. Educ., 91 (12): 2155–2157.
  2. Factors That Influence Relative Acid Strength in Water: A Simple Model, Michael J. Moran, J. Chem. Educ., 2006, 83, 800-803

Selected Research Presentations

 Ethylenetris(trimethylphosphine)cobalt(0) as Potassium Transfer Agent in Intercalation Studies, *DeBerardinis, Albert M.; Moran, Michael J., Sigma Xi Research Symposium, St Joseph’s University Philadelphia PA.

Approaches to the Synthesis of Donor Intercalation Compounds of Polymeric Sulfur Nitride (SN)x, Michael J. Moran, **Trish Burt, *Tom Weinmann and *Vince Scalese, WCU Research Day, April 2, West Chester University of PA

Chemistry of Graphite: Synthesis of New Stages of Graphite/AsF6, Moran, M.J.; **Stapleton, Sarah. F., Mat. Res. Soc. Extended Abstr. Symposium L, pp 243-246.